2014 Domaine De La Côte La Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 820 cases, $90. 100% whole cluster. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A searching nose that mesmerizes the drinker with aromas of cherry, cola, pipe smoke and smoky caramel that picks up noticeable intensity over time in the glass. This wine has a little more of everything, including fruit sap, oak and tannin, but they all blend seamlessly in this mid weight plus offering featuring dark red fruits. There is a charming briskness and freshness to this wine that encourages the drinker to linger over every sip and refreshes for the next taste. The finish is of Grand Crus length as well. This is the stuff that Pinot dreams are made of. Dreamers can expect this wine to age beautifully for ten years or more. Score: 98. Reviewed December 1, 2016

Winery: Domaine De La Côte
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir